Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and the Newborn Infant - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780721605371, 9781437713107

Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and the Newborn Infant

6th Edition

Authors: Jack Remington Jerome Klein Carol Baker Christopher Wilson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721605371
eBook ISBN: 9781437713107
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 23rd September 2005
Page Count: 1328

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Written and edited by the leading authorities in the field, the revised 6th edition of this authoritative reference provides the most up to date and complete guidance on infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn. Together they provide definitive coverage of microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and prognosis of infections acquired in utero, during delivery, and in the early months of life in both premature and term infants.

Key Features

  • Provides guidance on infections found in both developed and developing worlds.
  • Offers information on breastfeeding and infection transmission.
  • Discusses maternal infections when they are pertinent to the infant or developing fetus.
  • Features a consistent format and chapter organization that makes reference quick and easy.
  • Includes coverage of infections found in utero, during delivery, and in the neonatal period.

Table of Contents

I. General Information

1. Current Concepts of Infections of the Fetus and Newborn Infant

2. Neonatal Infections: A Global Perspective

3. Obstetric Factors Associated with Infections of the Fetus and Newborn Infant

4. Developmental Immunology and Role of Host Defenses in Fetal and Neonatal Susceptibility to Infection

5. Human Milk

II. Bacterial Infections

6. Bacterial Sepsis and Meningitis

7. Bacterial Infections of the Respiratory Tract

8. Bacterial Infections of the Bones and Joints

9. Bacterial Infections of the Urinary Tract

10. Focal Bacterial Infections

11. Chlamydia Infections

12. Gonococcal Infections

13. Group B Streptococcal Infections

14. Listeriosis

15. Lyme Disease

16. Mycoplasmal Infections

17. Staphylococcal Infections

18. Syphilis

19. Tuberculosis

20. Microorganisms Responsible for Neonatal Diarrhea

III. Viral Infections

21. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in the Infant

22. Chickenpox, Measles, and Mumps

23. Cytomegalovirus Infections

24. Enterovirus and Parechovirus Infections

25. Hepatitis

26. Herpes Simplex Virus Infections

27. Human Parvovirus Infections

28. Rubella

29. Smallpox and Vaccinia

30. Less Common Viral Infections

IV. Protozoan, Helminth, and Fungal Infections

31. Toxoplasmosis

32. Less Common Protozoan and Helminth Infections

33. Candidiasis

34. Less Common Fungal Infections (Including Pneumocystis)

V. Diagnosis and Management

35. Infections Acquired in the Nursery: Epidemiology and Control

36. Laboratory Aids for Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis

37. Clinical Pharmacology of Antibacterial Agents



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About the Authors

Jack Remington

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California; Marcus Krupp Research Chair Emeritus, Research Institute, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California

Jerome Klein

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Carol Baker

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology Head, Section of Infectious Disease Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Christopher Wilson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Discovery and Translational Services, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington